After putting in well over 70 hours, the current state of the game is Alpha, obviously, but the mass item duplication among player who aren't hacking, means that a large majority of players are resorting to this behavior to have fun. You can see this flippantly only 30 minutes after a server wipe, where there are 10 story structures, and compounds that look like modern day prisons. Sadly, anyone who wants to play the game without stuping to this level will only result in feeling disappointed, as you'll have Kevlar wearing, M4 wielding mercs (some with aimbots) who go around and murder everyone, including fresh spawns, all in the amount of time it'll take a veteran Rust player to tech up to your first pistol and shotgun (45-60 minutes), which means that you'll find yourself with a lack of any reasonable means to combat the OP raiders that often work in groups of 3 plus.
Just wanted to share our experience in its current state. Even with active admins on the server, duping can't be detected or proven, and even worse, admins using their power to spawn in items galore.
Such a great game, but it's something I'd recommend all newcomers to stay away for awhile.